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Old 11-30-23, 03:37 AM
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Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and I would like to talk to you about how it is possible to train for an ironman and what times are possible to achieve. I'm training every day and I still see a margin for improvement, except that by next year I should face an important race. I'll update you continuously because I would like to receive more... Some advice well... Thank you
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Originally Posted by Greatest Runner
Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and I would like to talk to you about how it is possible to train for an ironman and what times are possible to achieve. I'm training every day and I still see a margin for improvement, except that by next year I should face an important race. I'll update you continuously because I would like to receive more... Some advice well... Thank you
GR ó As a fellow triathlete myself, if you want more discussion about triathlon, Iíd advise you to seek out a triathlon-specific discussion forum on a triathlon website (not the triathlon forum here on the BFs). Yes, it is a triathlon forum, but what little discussion happens in there is usually geared more toward triathlon bikes, their maintenance and setup, and riding in triathlons. Iím not saying you canít post there, or that you wonít get a response(s). But thereís just not much traffic in that forum.

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Old 11-30-23, 09:25 AM
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"♫Too much, too little, to late to ever tri again♫"....
Put a rest day in there every so often. What time can be achieved is a very personal thing. The good thing about such long, steady effort events is that commitment and determination are as important as pure talent and ability. Go get 'em.
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Originally Posted by Greatest Runner
Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and I would like to talk to you about how it is possible to train for an ironman and what times are possible to achieve. I'm training every day and I still see a margin for improvement, except that by next year I should face an important race. I'll update you continuously because I would like to receive more... Some advice well... Thank you
Not to be dismissive, but what times are possible for you heavily depends on your gender, age, athletic ability, mental outlook and stamina, training schedule, and more. Nobody here knows any of those things for you.
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One of several threads started by people that just joined today. Anyone's spidy senses on alert?
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_
GR ó As a fellow triathlete myself, if you want more discussion about triathlon, Iíd advise you to seek out a triathlon-specific discussion forum on a triathlon website (not the triathlon forum here on the BFs). Yes, it is a triathlon forum, but what little discussion happens in there is usually geared more toward triathlon bikes, their maintenance and setup, and riding in triathlons. Iím not saying you canít post there, or that you wonít get a response(s). But thereís just not much traffic in that forum.

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Hell, there's not even that much discussion about bikes. I've posted there a fair amount and it just doesn't move. I posted a couple weeks back about a 70.3 I'm doing on Sunday. I've gotten two replies, I think, and my last post was the last post made in that section in more than a week.

On what triathlon forum do you post?
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If you're after tri advice and info you'd probably be best hitting up a tri-specific forum ... SLOWTWITCH TRIATHLON FORUM
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If you're after tri advice and info you'd probably be best hitting up a tri-specific forum ... SLOWTWITCH TRIATHLON FORUM
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Originally Posted by VegasJen
I posted a couple weeks back about a 70.3 I'm doing on Sunday. I've gotten two replies, I think, and my last post was the last post made in that section in more than a week.
One of those responses is from me. ButÖI donít really have a tri forum that I go to anymore. I call myself a triathlete, but in reality, after doing them since the inception of the sport in my early 20s, Iím not doing tris for the past few years now. Iím 62 years old and had to have a hip replacement a few years ago. And now, just had a total knee replacement Oct 23rd. So, Iím not really able to run anymore. Consequently, triathlons are pretty much outta the question. But I do still swim a lot, and obviously cycle too. ó Dan
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_
One of those responses is from me. ButÖI donít really have a tri forum that I go to anymore. I call myself a triathlete, but in reality, after doing them since the inception of the sport in my early 20s, Iím not doing tris for the past few years now. Iím 62 years old and had to have a hip replacement a few years ago. And now, just had a total knee replacement Oct 23rd. So, Iím not really able to run anymore. Consequently, triathlons are pretty much outta the question. But I do still swim a lot, and obviously cycle too. ó Dan
I think you're the exact reason "aquabike" was invented.
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Aren't there different length of triathlons? Or more to the point how far are the cycling legs in the races you're aiming for? I have to ask because I'm not one of 'those guys' and don't know any better.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
Aren't there different length of triathlons? Or more to the point how far are the cycling legs in the races you're aiming for? I have to ask because I'm not one of 'those guys' and don't know any better.



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